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The following documents offer a starting point for understanding and practicing cross-sector alignment.
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Intermediary Organizations Are Urgently Needed to Assist in Modernizing Public Health and Addressing the Drivers of Health in the United States
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Intermediary Organizations Are Urgently Needed to Assist in Modernizing Public Health and Addressing the Drivers of Health in the United States

Aligning in Crisis, Georgia Health Policy Center, George Washington University
05.2022
This issue brief describes the different roles intermediaries can play; provides examples of where they have been used in practice; and identifies the risks, benefits, and possible innovations of intermediaries as well as policy approaches that might facilitate their appropriate use.
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COVID-19
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
“More Than Just Giving Them a Piece of Paper”: Interviews with Primary Care on Social Needs Referrals to Community-Based Organizations
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“More Than Just Giving Them a Piece of Paper”: Interviews with Primary Care on Social Needs Referrals to Community-Based Organizations

SIREN (Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network)
04.14.2022
This publication characterizes referrals to community-based organizations by primary care practices, which are increasingly being used by healthcare organizations to invest in social care.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Social Needs
Revising the Foundational Public Health Services in 2022
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Revising the Foundational Public Health Services in 2022

Public Health National Center for Innovations
02.2022
This publication provides a framework outlining the unique responsibilities of governmental public health and can be used to explain the vital role of governmental public health in a thriving community; identify capacity and resource gaps; determine the cost for assuring foundational activities; and justify funding needs
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Public Health
Social Needs
Addressing the Social Needs of Medicaid Enrollees Through Managed Care: Lessons and Promising Practices from the Field
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Addressing the Social Needs of Medicaid Enrollees Through Managed Care: Lessons and Promising Practices from the Field

Georgia Southern University
02.02.2022
This publication describes the perspectives of Medicaid managed care organizations representatives on the lessons learned and emerging promising practices from addressing social determinants of health among their Medicaid enrollees.
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Medicaid
Public Health
Social Needs
Study Finds Room to Boost Maternal and Child Health Participation in Health Impact Assessments
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Study Finds Room to Boost Maternal and Child Health Participation in Health Impact Assessments

Aligning Systems for Health (Georgia Health Policy Center)
01.24.2022
This publication exmaines a study showing how health impact assessments provide an action-oriented framework for maternal and child healthcare professionals to become involved in cross-sector collaboration to improve health equity.
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Complex Care
Health Care
Public Health
Social Services
Community Member Experiences with Collaboratives: Preliminary Findings
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Community Member Experiences with Collaboratives: Preliminary Findings

Aligning Systems for Health, Georgia Health Policy Center
12.06.2021
This brief presents findings from interviews and a focus group with 15 community members who have participated in, and in some cases been affected by, cross-sector collaboratives in their communities.
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Alignment 101
Rapid-Cycle Research: Findings from the University of California, Berkeley
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Rapid-Cycle Research: Findings from the University of California, Berkeley

Aligning Systems for Health, Georgia Health Policy Center
12.03.2021
This brief assesses how pre-existing work to align health care, public health, and social services within Contra Costa County, Calif., was used and adapted over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Rapid-Cycle Research: Findings from the Population Health Innovation Lab
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Rapid-Cycle Research: Findings from the Population Health Innovation Lab

Aligning Systems for Health, Georgia Health Policy Center
12.03.2021
This brief highlights measures for aligning that health-oriented multisector collaboratives can use to assess their progress across the elements of the Framework for Aligning Sectors.
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Alignment 101
Closing the Gaps in Health and Social Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women
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Closing the Gaps in Health and Social Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women

Systems for Action
11.10.2021
This webinar examines the Los Angeles Maternity Assessment Management Access and Service program, an innovative multi-sector initiative seeking to address social factors that contribute to adverse maternal and infant outcomes, including housing instability, food insecurity, untreated mental health conditions, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
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Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs
Aligning Systems for Health Research and Practice Convening 2021
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Aligning Systems for Health Research and Practice Convening 2021

Aligning Systems for Health, Georgia Health Policy Center
10.19.2021
This two-day webinar series reviews Aligning Systems for Health's learnings on cross-sector alignment over the past three years and what their findings mean for the future of the field.
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Alignment 101
Health Care
Public Health
Social Needs